St. John — "a proud father and husband," according to information released by the Indiana National Guard — served as an infantryman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment. According to the Indiana Guard, he was at Fort Hood serving as an "embedded observer controller/trainer with Army National Guard Operations Group Wolf."
Lt. Col. Chad Pittman, commander of the 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment, said in a statement released by the Indiana National Guard that St. John was "respected and admired for his great love for his country and family.
"He continually sought ways to ensure the success of subordinates, better himself as leader, and contribute to the achievements the organization," Pittman said. "My deepest sympathy for his family at this sad and difficult time."
St. John previously deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq; his awards include the Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, and more.
The tactical vehicle accident that resulted in St. John's death is still being investigated.
It has been a deadly year for Green Berets, with every active-duty Special Forces Group losing a valued soldier in Afghanistan or Syria.
A total of 12 members of the Army special operations forces community have died in 2019, according to U.S. Army Special Operations Command. All but one of those soldiers were killed in combat.
In Afghanistan, Army special operators account for 10 of the 17 U.S. troops killed so far this year. Eight of the fallen were Green Berets. Of the other two soldiers, one was attached to the 10th Special Forces Group and the other was a Ranger.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Documents from the Pentagon show that "far more taxpayer funds" were spent by the U.S. military on overnight stays at a Trump resort in Scotland than previously known, two Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday, as they demanded more evidence from the Defense Department as part of their investigation.
In a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the heads of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee and one of it subcommittees said that while initial reports indicated that only one U.S. military crew had stayed at President Donald Trump's Turnberry resort southeast of Glasgow, the Pentagon had now turned over data indicating "more than three dozen separate stays" since Trump moved into the White House.
NEC Corp.'s machine with propellers hovers at the company's facility in Abiko near Tokyo, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. The Japanese electronics maker showed a "flying car," a large drone-like machine with four propellers that hovered steadily for about a minute. (Associated Press/Koji Sasahara
'Agility Prime' sounds like a revolutionary new video streaming service, or a parkour-themed workout regimen, or Transformers-inspired niche porno venture.
But no, it's the name of the Air Force's nascent effort to replace the V-22 Osprey with a militarized flying car — and it's set to take off sooner than you think.